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What Is Love
What Is Love
What Is Love? Presented to: Mrs. Connell Presented by: Cory Hawke Date: March 26, 1998 What is this thing called love? This simple question begs for an answer. The symptoms of love are familiar enough. A drifting mooniness in one’s behavior and thought, the fact that it seems as though the whole universe has rolled itself up into the person of the beloved, something so wonderful that no one on earth has ever felt about a fellow creature before. Love is ecstasy and torment, freedom and slavery. L
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist stark request, Please, sir, I want some more, will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. Dickens' novel is scary. Cruickshank's original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, Yes, Dickens' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin's crowd was never this cute. Dickens's classic explor
David Copperfield
David Copperfield
David Copperfield Aimee Reilly Pd. 2 11/16/98 Charles Dickens- Book Report Truthfully, my reasons for choosing to read this particular book were somewhat unexpected- going into the library and seeing so many books, I didn't know what to choose; so I went to the CM cart in the front, and chose a book from there. Hearing many things of both Dickens and Copperfield, I felt there was no harm in reading this novel. This book proved to be a perfect method for Dickens to fictionalize the background of
SPHERICAL PERCEPTIONS
SPHERICAL PERCEPTIONS
SPHERICAL PERCEPTIONS Works of Science Fiction are typically written to thrill, amaze, and instil thought into their readers. Science Fiction novels often entail what is impossible or not yet discovered on Earth. Extrasensory perception is surrounded in mystery and uncertainty in today's society, and is the basis of Sphere, a chilling novel by Michael Crichton. Extrasensory perception, or ESP, is a method of communicating and being aware of something without using man's known senses (Alcock 466)
Historical Accuracy The Scarlet Letter
Historical Accuracy The Scarlet Letter
Historical Accuracy: The Scarlet Letter Janna DiBartolo Grade: 91 The migration of the Puritans to the New World marked the beginning of a settlement in New England (Andrews 1). When America won its independence from Britain, Puritanism became a distant and different form of religion than the rest of the nation practiced (Ruland 9). Puritans were always trying to find a new order of society based on the new covenant of man and the new relation between religion and law (14). American literature o
Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli A Look at Paul Bloomfields' Biography Benjamin Disraeli was born in London on December 21, 1804, and after a full life, at the age of 77 years old, he died on April 19, 1881. He was a two time Prime Minister as well as an author and was also the first Earl of Beaconsfield. This author was very difficult to research. I looked in several different on-line library catalogs as well as all over the Internet and I could not find out anything about Paul Bloomfield. I was not able to f
William Faulkner The Life of a US Novelist
William Faulkner The Life of a US Novelist
William Faulkner: The Life of a U.S. Novelist Hennen 1 William Faulkner, born September 25, 1897, was the oldest of four brothers born in New Albany, Mississippi. His parents were Murry C. and Maud Butler Falkner; it was William himself who later added a “u” to the name. Soon the Falkners moved to Ripley, in the adjoining county, and then 50 miles southwestward to Oxford, where William was to spend most of his life. In Oxford his father owned and lost a livery stable and a hardware store before
Hands Off A Discussion of Courtship
Hands Off A Discussion of Courtship
Hands Off: A Discussion of Courtship Can you imagine falling in love with someone, planning a marriage and family, yet not ever having touched the one you love? In some Christian families, the process of courtship is being practiced. I first became interested in the practice of courtship when I saw an educational television program about a young couple who met and were eventually married through courtship. Courtship is a method used mostly by Christians. It involves a thorough process that inclu
Chaim Potok
Chaim Potok
Chaim Potok Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx in 1929. His many novels include The Chosen, The Promise, The Gift of Asher Lev, In The Beginning, Davita's Harp, and The Book of Lights. His writings seem to mirror his life to some degree. Also, Potok's writings contain a rare insight into universal themes such as friendship, relations between parents and children, and the changing of tradition between generations. For example, in The Chosen and The Promise, the main character, Reuven, earns his
Censorship Parents vs The Government
Censorship Parents vs The Government
Censorship: Parents vs. The Government Chris Walters Eng111 Mr. Maginnes 29 March 99 Since the nation's founding, freedom of speech has been an important part of American Democracy. Democracy is based on the idea that only when people are free to express their views openly can they govern themselves effectively.(Bender & Leone 13) When citizens can peacefully assemble and speak their mind, they are less likely to revolt and get violent. Which is why both the freedom of speech, and the freedom fr
Aldous Huxley and his Impossible Utopia
Aldous Huxley and his Impossible Utopia
Aldous Huxley and his Impossible Utopia Jim Everland Everland 1 Mr. Mahoney College English IV 8 October 1999 Novelist and essayist Aldous Leonard Huxley was born on July 26, 1894 in Godalming, in the county of Surrey, England which included his father , Leonard Huxley, a prominent literary man and his grandfather was T.H. Huxley , a biologist who led the battle on behalf of the Darwinian evolutionary hypothesis. He once almost quit school because of a eye disease but Aldous went and studied at
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Wheeler 1 Jean Wheeler Mrs. Searby American Studies 315, Section 1 2 October 1998 Undoubtedly our actions affect our consciousness and often this reflects back on our later actions. If we do something good we are usually happy and in a good mood. However, if we do something bad, we often regret it, showing remorse for it, and act to avoid doing it again. But psychologically do we punish our selves? If so, do we do it consciously, or does our subconscious get the best of us and
Good guy
Good guy
good guy 1984 by George Orwell 1984 by George Orwell Outline Thesis Statement- This paper will examine how George Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against totalitarianism. I Introduction II Summary of 1984 III Roles of major Charters A. Big Brother B. Winston C. O'Brien D. Julia E. Shop owner IV Propaganda A. Ministry of Truth B. Ministry of Love V Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction Orwell observed t
Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess John Anthony Burgess Wilson was an English novelist and critic. He was born in a small house in Harpurhey and was the son of a bookkeeper and part-time pianist. He was found lying in his cot when he was a baby with his mother and sister dead beside him. They were said to have been victims of the Spanish Flu. Anthony attended the Bishop Bilsborrow- Primary School, Moss Side, Xavier College and lastly Manchester University. He then spent six years as a wartime soldier and after he
Another Ernest Hemingway
Another Ernest Hemingway
Another Ernest Hemingway A young man by the name of Ernest Hemingway was born in 1898 and grew up in a suburb of Chicago Illinois. (Jones 416) His father was a doctor. As a boy, he and his father spent time together hunting and fishing in Michigan. (Brown 571) Hemingway wrote for his school newspaper. (Jones 416) During his youth Hemingway also played football and swam. (Smith 34) After graduating from high school, Hemingway was hired with the Kansas City Star newspaper. (Jones 416) While writin
Agony And The Ecstacy
Agony And The Ecstacy
Agony And The Ecstacy The Agony and the Ecstacy depicts Michelangelo’s struggle to become the embodiment of Renaissance humanism. In the course of the novel Michelangelo must overcome the interference of his family, religious dogma, political intrigue, papal patronage, military campaigns, and artistic jealousy to realize his artistic ambition. Despite his father’s opposition, twelve-year-old Michelangelo becomes an apprentice, first to painter Ghirlandaio and then to Bertoldo, a sculptor, wh
All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet On The Western Front
All Quiet On The Western Front The story centers around a young soldier named Paul in some unnamed regiment in the German army. They fight the Allied forces of the United States of America and Europe, plus their friends. The story is about how Paul and the other soldiers with him, who are also his closest friends, deal with the many aspects of the war. They do this in the only way that they know how, and they are not always successful. Remarque deals with the characters' fears and thoughts by mi
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Jackson was a protector of democracy for Equal protection and equal benefits for all men. He wanted to be rid of any organization or institution promoting specific privilege to anyone. Jackson felt that over time, the offices of the federal system had grown mold to a uniform party. He proceeded to seek diversity amongst officers, and while he removed no more officials than Jefferson, he succeeded in diversifying the system. Since he believed that the power belonged to the people,
Another John F Kennedy
Another John F Kennedy
Another John F Kennedy JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to aut
Ashcan School
Ashcan School
Ashcan School ASHCAN SCHOOL The Ashcan School was a movement which was integral and in a way 1 inevitable with the infancy of the twentieth century. This movement in art was brought about by a handful of artists who converged on New York City around the turn of the century.2 The major Ashcan artists who will be discussed later are Robert Henry ( 1865- 1929), George Luks (1866- 1933), Everett Shinn (1876- 1953), George Bellows (1882- 1925), John Sloan (1871- 1951), and William Glackens ( 1870- 19
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand This essay will discuss the life and works of Ayn Rand. The woman who would become Ayn Rand was born Alice Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905. (Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). She was born during the eleventh year of Nicholas II's reign in Russia.(Baker pg.1 1987). Rand's birth was just before a revolution in Russia, however this revolution was put down by her first year.(Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). The Rosenbaum's lived quite comfortably under the czar.(Baker pg.1 1987). Beneath their large a
A Clean Well-Lighted Place
A Clean Well-Lighted Place
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois July 21, 1898. He died in 1961 at the age of 63. Hemingway is known to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. He has written more than one hundred short fiction stories, many of them are well known around the world. Some of these short stories have had just as powerful an impact as his novels. As a young man, Hemingway left his hometown in Illinois to go to Europe, where he worked for the
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World - “Brave New World” - By: Aldous Huxley Author: Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a succesful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. He also wrote essays and novels, like 'Brave New World'. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whatsoever, that lived after WW I. Before he became the writer as we know him, he worked as a journalis
Catch 22
Catch 22
catch 22 In Catch-22, Joseph Heller reveals the perversions of the human character and society. Using various themes and a unique style and structure, Heller satirizes war and its values as well as using the war setting to satirize society at large. By manipulating the classic war setting and language of the novel Heller is able to depict society as dark and twisted. Heller demonstrates his depiction of society through the institution of war (i.e. it's effects and problems during and after war).
Cervantes - Don Quixote
Cervantes - Don Quixote
Cervantes - Don Quixote Cervantes' greatest work, Don Quixote, is a unique book of multiple dimensions. From the moment of its appearance it has amused readers or caused them to think, and its influence has extended in literature not only to works of secondary value but also to those which have universal importance. Don Quixote is a country gentleman, an enthusiastic visionary crazed by his reading of romances of chivalry, who rides forth to defend the oppressed and to right wrongs; so vividly w
Changing the System
Changing the System
Changing the System The system is something that people are always out to change. You see people trying to change it all the time, but few are actually successful at changing the system. The system can be a variety of things. In some cases it is the government, it can be the a boss or basically anything or anyone that has some type of control or authority. For some people fighting the system is their livelihood, their mission in life. They try to change the system because of the corruption, beca
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles
Cruelty In Literature
Cruelty In Literature
Cruelty In Literature There are many examples of cruelty in literary works. Literary works such as plays, novels, films, short stories, and poetry. One may believe that cruelty is a way of life. Cruelty is included in great works of literature such as The Crucible, The Scarlet Letter, Bartleby, The Red Badge of Courage, The Last of the Mohicans, Lottery, Dr. Heidigger’s Experiment, Redburn, Angel of Death, Gold Bug, The Tell-tale Heart, and Night. The following is an explanation of the cruelty
Death in a slaughterhouse
Death in a slaughterhouse
Death in a slaughterhouse From Ancient Greek playwright, Euripides, ( To die is a debt we must all of us discharge (Fitzhenry 122)) to renowned Nineteenth Century poet, Emily Dickinson, ( Because I could not stop for Death/ He kindly stopped for me -/ The carriage held but just ourselves/ And Immortality (Fitzhenry 126)) the concept of death, reincarnation, rebirth, and mourning have been brooded over time and time again. And with no definite answers to life's most puzzling question of death bei
Emerson self-reliance
Emerson self-reliance
Emerson self-reliance The quote that most provoked thought and emotion from within me comes from the essay Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. To be great is to be misunderstood was used by Emerson to explain the lagging growth of the conception of ideas and thoughts of his generation. Original and novel ideas were scorned by conservatives who believed the best method for learning was by repetition and memorization of proven classics written by previous generations. The continuing timelessne
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 Book Title: Fahrenheit 451 Author: Ray Bradbury Original date of publication: 1953 Part A.) The Author. Visit the reference section of a library. Drawing from at least two sources, share the life story of the author. Discuss how the author’s life and circumstances may have influenced the novel. (Use your own words.) Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. Ray Bradbury is an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwr
Grendel
Grendel
Grendel Authors often have to choose between concentrating on either plot or social commentary when writing their novels; in John Gardener's Grendel, any notion of a plot is forgone in order for him to share his thoughts about late sixties-early seventies America and the world's institutions as a whole. While Grendel's exploits are nearly indecipherable and yawn inducing, they do provide the reader with the strong opinions the author carries. This existentialistic novel can be seen clearly as a
Gullivers Travels By Jonathan Swift
Gullivers Travels By Jonathan Swift
Gullivers Travels By Jonathan Swift Many authors write books about events, their lives and their environment, and their corrupt government. One satirical author who wrote a novel about living in a corrupt society is Jonathan Swift who wrote Gulliver's Travels. The places the protagonist had visited reflected on the author's English government. The life of the author will be shown similar to this book because of the way he lived. Jonathan Swift was well educated and graduated from Trinity College
If You Have An Imagination Let It Run Free
If You Have An Imagination Let It Run Free
If You Have An Imagination, Let It Run Free. The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today’s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as
Jack London
Jack London
Jack London Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California. As a re
Jfk His Life And Legacy
Jfk His Life And Legacy
Jfk: His Life And Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-sellin
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin Kate Chopin was an American author who lived during the nineteenth century, but because of The Awakening, a novel which was considered scandalous at the time, she has just recently been …accepted into the canon of major American writers (Trosky 105). Through Kate Chopin’s main character of The Awakening, Edna Pontellier, she is able to portray her feelings and desires that were otherwise suppressed by the ideals of American society at that time. Kate Chopin was born on February 8
Life And Works Of George Orwell
Life And Works Of George Orwell
Life And Works Of George Orwell In his short life, George Orwell managed to author several works which would inspire debate across the political spectrum for years to come due to his extreme views on Totalitarianism as exemplified in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell is now regarded as one of the finest essayists in Modern English literature because of his inspired common sense and a power of steady thought. Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in Bengal on January 23, 1903. He lived with his
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a British physician who later devoted his life to writing, has become one of the most popular and widespread authors and creators of all time. Doyle's early childhood years to his later years in life have allowed him to observe many sophisticated yet adventurous paths, in which have inspired him greatly to become an influence on spiritualistic views as an author and crusader. His interests and achievements in medic
Life Of John Steinbeck
Life Of John Steinbeck
Life Of John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was a writer who used naturalism in his works to to bring awareness about problems in society that he dealt with in his own life. He frequently dealt with the economic and social problems of migrant workers in California and how they dealt with everyday life. He wrote through his fiction about what he knew and what affected him personally. Specifically, he wrote a novella entitled, Of Mice and Men, about two California migrant workers, George Milton and Lenn
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park Mansfield Park This novel, originally published in 1814, is the first of Jane Austen's novels not to be a revised version of one of her pre-1800 writings. Mansfield Park has sometimes been considered atypical of Jane Austen, as being solemn and moralistic, especially when contrasted with the immediately preceding Pride and Prejudice and the immediately following Emma. Poor Fanny Price is brought up at Mansfield Park with her rich uncle and aunt, where only her cousin Edmund helps
Mary Flannery OConnor
Mary Flannery OConnor
Mary Flannery OConnor Mary Flannery O'Connor is one of the most preeminent and more unique short story authors in American Literature (O'Connor 1). While growing up she lived in the Bible-belt South during the post World War II era of the United States. O'Connor was part of a strict Roman Catholic family, but she depicts her characters as Fundamentalist Protestants. Her characters are also severely spiritually or physically disturbed and have a tendancy to be violent, arrogant or overly stupid.
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Maya Angelou has dedicated her life to end prejudices faced by many black females in the 20th century. As an author, poet, and entertainer, she is known best for her strong portrayal of African-American women. Some of her most outstanding work is the series of autobiographies that she wrote telling about her childhood. Her work has contributed immensely to Americans everywhere. She has also broken many barriers for black women in writing, entertainment, and in film making. Maya Ange
Stephen King
Stephen King
Stephen King Stephen Edwin King is one of today’s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories.1 In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place.2 Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, child
Steven King Paper
Steven King Paper
Steven King Paper If you have an imagination, let it run free. - Steven King, 1963 The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today’s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons t
Summer Of 42
Summer Of 42
Summer Of 42 he book A Farewell to Arms, written by Ernest Hemingway, is a classic about the love story of a nurse and a war ridden soldier. The story starts as Frederick Henry is serving in the Italian Army. He meets his future love in the hospital that he gets put in for various reasons. I thought that A Farewell to Arms was a good book because of the symbolism, the exciting plot, and the constant moving of the main character. The symbolism in A Farewell to Arms is very much apparent. Ernest H
Tess And A Dolls House
Tess And A Dolls House
Tess And A Dolls House All literature has the quality of universality, which means the piece of literature has both truth and meaning that goes further than the time and place that the literature was written. This quality is present in both Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy and A Doll's House by Henric Isben. Hardy's novel is based on two people's love and how they find it hard to be with each other. Isben's novel is similar in that it tells of two people's love. The story shows how you
The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye The Catcher in the Rye can be strongly considered as one of the greatest novels of all time and Holden Caufield distinguishes himself as one of the greatest and most diverse characters. His moral system and his sense of justice force him to detect horrifying flaws in the society in which he lives. However, this is not his principle difficulty. His principle difficulty is not that he is a rebel, or a coward, nor that he hates society, it is that he has had many experiences
The Crucible VS The Scarlet Letter
The Crucible VS The Scarlet Letter
The Crucible VS The Scarlet Letter Two hundred years ago, the church was the center of life in many New England towns. The church provided not only religions guidance but, was a place for social gathering and a chance for neighbors to keep in touch. This is shown in depth in Boston, by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter and in Salem, by Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible. Both towns are perfect models of the churches’ affect on their communities. Both towns were settled by immigrants fro
The Grapes Of Wrath
The Grapes Of Wrath
The Grapes Of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath was written by John Steinbeck, in 1929. Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. Steinbeck did not like to narrate any of his novels in which he had no background information in. That is why he would often live the life of his characters before he wrote his novels or short stories. So in preparation for The Grapes of Wrath he went to Oklahoma, joined some migrants and rode with them to California. The Grapes of Wrath starts with Tom